ARCHICAD 18 Articles
David Clayton, AIA of DEIV Architecture has been using ARCHICAD for the better part of the past two years.
“I kept thinking that I’ve always loved ARCHICAD. It’s the only software I know of that you can have good quality documents while being editing and designing in perspective mode.I just like designing in perspective because that’s how we see things with our eyes.”
Clark Design Group plans their projects, using ARCHICAD, and simplifies the lengthy planning and design period of a project before creating construction documents. Dubbed “participatory planning” the process involves designing in real-time in front of the client – on the entire scope of projects taken on by the firm, industrial, medical, institutional and has helped the firm become more efficient and productive.
“The way the building functions will change and evolve based on the client’s needs, but they change for the better because the building works the way they need it to work. When you solve their problems, your design ideas can still be preserved, but what you get are new opportunities for more creative architecture.”
Boston-based Verner Johnson, Inc. specializes in planning and designing museums and the outdoor public spaces they occupy. Their planning work involves developing a complete facility program to understand what types of spaces within the museum are required, how large they need to be, and how they need to relate to one another. The firm relies on ARCHICAD to develop a master plan, which can then be used to assist existing or new museums develop their mission and be successful in achieving it.
The team at Galbraith Carnahan Architects (GCA) took first place in the recent 2015 AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Design Competition. Using ARCHICAD, architect, Nick Carnahan, and intern architects Brandon Reinke and John Annis seized the opportunity to display their skills by submitting a design titled The Oneida. Using ARCHICAD 18 and the built-in rendering engine powered by CineRender, the design shows off a more modern look, using materials that play off the old and new components.
More than a year ago here on the blog, we profiled Cheikh Sylla of Tampa, FL-based Sylla International and his decision to adopt ARCHICAD over another BIM software he had been using for quite some time. Since then he has been busy, putting his skills and ARCHICAD to the test. At the start of 2015 Sylla evaluated his decision candidly, honestly sharing his experience for his readers and other architects considering a similar change.
ARCHICAD firm OFA received three AIA Florida/Caribbean Design awards – set to be given during this years AIA Florida Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club on August 1. The awards recognize excellence in architecture, elevate public consciousness of good design, and those owners, designers, and contractors whose work enriches the built environment.
High school students from across the United States put their ARCHICAD knowledge to work competing in an annual National LEED Dream Home contest, sponsored by Arizona based STEM curriculum developer, the CAD Academy. The contest requires participants to comply with LEED requirements while designing their project in ARCHICAD, software provided by GRAPHISOFT.
“In my experience what you want to power your BIM process is a nimble, easy to operate program that does not add to your bottom line in terms of adding hardware. For me, ArchiCAD is that ideal software.” – Elbert Speidel, Cal Poly University